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November 2017

Dia de los Muertos Curator Talk

November 3rd will be a very special Friday Night Liberty at NAM. Join us for our Dia de los Muertos reception and Curator Talk featuring Dr. Jose Guadalupe Flores from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California as he shares with us the meaning and tradition behind Dia de los Muertos. The galleries will be open and free to the public from 5 pm – 6 pm. The curator talk will begin at 6:15 pm and be free for NAM members…

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November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
$10

Inspiring Immigrant Women for a Brighter Future Talk Series

Each month NAM will feature the inspiring insights and contributions of a different immigrant woman. Speakers will talk about their achievements and journeys as immigrants. The dialogue is intended to inspire and motivate other women to seek a brighter future. November 30th’s speaker will be Ms. May Alkhalaf one of the organizers of the “Spirit of Syria”, a non-profit cultural event dedicated to raising funds to support the Syrian refugees in San Diego to help rebuild their lives and become well-integrated…

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November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
December 2017

Krampus Comes to New Americans Museum

Could Krampus be a New American? This creature of European holiday folklore is popular in the Alpine regions of Europe and is celebrated with Krampus Parades on the 5th of December, the day before St. Nicholas’s Feast Day. Krampus customs have recently started to be adopted in Southern California and on December 1st the Krampus will be visiting NAM during Friday Night Liberty! We are very excited to be hosting Krampus expert, Executive Director of Krampus Los Angeles and author…

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December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

New Hope Project

High Tech High Chula Vista’s New Hope Project will be making NAM its temporary home starting December 12th. This oral history project seeks to celebrate America’s diversity and history by telling rich stories of the students lives, their parents, grandparents and relatives. The students will be sharing their stories via a customized story telling tree, symbolizing the roots of their stories building the foundation for their futures.

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December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
February 2018

Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds

Japanese Americans and the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds. An exhibit featuring a video installation of the powerful documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain.

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February 16 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

Opening Reception Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment

Join us for the opening reception of the powerful exhibit Japanese Americans & the Impact of Interment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds. This exhibit will feature a video installation of the documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain and works by Japanese American artists.

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February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 2018

NAM TALK 6: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Featured Speaker:  Linda Caballero Sotelo is the Executive Director of New Americans Museum [NAM] a visual arts and oral histories institution whose mission is to celebrate & educate about the contributions of all immigrants post WWII into the American narrative. Caballero Sotelo believes in the power of civic engagement and storytelling, as tools for participation and exposure to arts & culture as powerful catalysts and mediums for the integration, inclusion and celebration of multi-generational immigrant communities as part of the…

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April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
May 2018

Opening Reception Beyond Bollywood

Come to NAM for the opening reception of the Smithsonian exhibit Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.   Making its San Diego debut, this exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous contributions of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. Enjoy refreshments and live performances. RSVP required:  https://beyondbollywood.eventbrite.com  

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May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

NAM Hosts Movie Night @Liberty Station – Featuring: Coco

Arts District Liberty Station welcomes back its FREE outdoor movie nights kicking off with Coco on May 12. Grab a picnic, blanket, or low back chair and spend an evening underneath the stars while catching a flick on the outdoor big screen with friends, family and neighbors along Liberty Station’s grassy North Promenade.  Be sure to visit the NAM Activity Booth! Show up early and enjoy special music and performances highlighting groups in residence at ARTS DISTRICT or visit the…

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May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NAM TALK 7: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Bhavna Mehta emigrated to the United States in 1989. She works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell visual stories that combine portraiture, botanical motifs, creatures and our modern surroundings. Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) in partnership with Art Produce and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015) with Oceanside Museum of Art. She…

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May 23 @ 6:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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